Monday, July 27, 2009

TUESDAY BLOG PARTY ~ THREE TIMES THE FUN!

Today I'm participating in 3 blog events! A big thank you to each of the wonderful hosts for holding these fun blog events!

3 or More Tuesday hosted by Tam at Gypsy's Corner
2nd Time Around Tuesday hosted by Diane at A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Ruby Tuesday hosted by Mary at Work of the Poet
If you haven't already, be sure to visit each one and say hello! There are lots of fabulous and clever post to see, so feel free to join in!
I'm keeping it red today people. Something I don't often do. With my Russian heritage, I need a fix now and then! ha!
This first photo is of an Autum Faux Floral arrangement I did for a client....


The mosaic candleholders are Ross $3.99 ea and the stand was $2.00 at my local thrift store. The large glass ginger jar was from Pottery Barn @ 60% off (I bought 2) and the red hydrangeas were 50% off at Michaels. Here is a close up of the centerpiece...

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In addition to the floral decorations for their quaint restaurant (seasonal and special occasions), I also redesigned their menus and their webpage layout.

Next is my collection of Russian Matryoshkas; a beautiful and large (27"x23") black toleware tray I scored on ebay ($43.00 total with shipping) and a porcelain doll dressed in traditional Russian dress...

Lots of pretty reds...yes?

Last, I made this large heart filled with red roses for the Restaurant's Valentines day decor (I hung it in the center of the large round mirror).

I scored some wire forms for 75% off at Joann's Fabrics. The heart focal (covered in heart faux gems) and the pretty red roses I got for 50% off at Hobby Lobby a few years back....

Sorry for the poor quality. I took a photo of a photo from the brochure! haha I lost a ton of photos of my creations when my hard drive crashed...back up?? Wot's backing up? haha! Three years of work gone! Live and learn!

Thanks so much for stopping by and viewing my offerings! I'm off to see all the creative and inspirational posts by the other participants!

Almost forgot...for those of you who have visited me before, you may have noticed that something looks different. It's subtle..haha! I've been tweaking my side margin <-----over that a way. I'm trying to make it more cohesive, easier to find things.

Be sure to visit all the other Tuesday party post!

Enjoy your week!

28 comments:

bj said...

I love everything you showed us today but ESPECIALLY that adorable black tole tray. I am on the search for one, myself...

Willow said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love collect hearts and that one was a great idea.

Willow

Candy said...

Every restaurant needs a decorator and this one is lucky to have you. Great pieces for seasonal inspiration. Love the toleware tray, the whole Russian vignette is sweet. And I like what you're done on your page...the idea of the blog parties mosaic...you're the QUEEN!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Candy, I can't take credit for the blog party mosaic. That honor belongs to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. It was her idea.

I saw it on her blog and emailed her for permission to use her mosaic.

I added the "Cordially invited" on top of her creation. Susan is a darling and always willing to extend a helping hand!

Tina

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Everything looks so wonderful, i love it :-)
Have a nice day

♥Ita

Hootin' Anni said...

All your photos are so very pretty. I especially like the red heart wreath.

For my Ruby Tuesday, I went and stuck my foot in it!!! Stop by to visit if you can...have a great day.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Tina!
Absolutely beautiful. Just beautiful. I love the arrangement between the two candlesticks. It is simply devine. Looks so elegant and grand in its place of honor. I just love going in to the store and finding a great deal. Especially with today's economy it is wonderful to find something that you know you will use again and again. Country Hugs Honey and thanks for sharing this beautiful day. Love, Sherry

Auntie E said...

Love the Russian dolls. I have always love the looks of those dolls. happy Ruby Tuesday.

Beth said...

I love red and all of your creations are beautiful!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

So many lovely things. What a great collection of Russian Matryoshkas. Lots of great eye candy today!

Christi

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Tina.... love the reds, and love your name, too -- it's my Mom's name so it has happy associations for me!

Thanks for sharing... I will be back!
Cass

grannyann said...

Love your Reds!!

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Tina,

That silk flower arrangement is fabulous and the little stand in your metamorphosis post is absolutely divine! Well done!

Thank you for your visit to my Pink Saturday post. Hope your Tuesday is full of magical surprises.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Lori E said...

As a tole painter I can tell you that was a good deal. It takes a lot of work to produce such a pretty piece.

denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

Tina, you are gifted. Love your deals and your made items.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

white porcelain doll
clad in bright vermilion dress
graces the mantel

My Ruby Tuesday

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Tina,
All your arrangements look awesome!
I especially love the Russian Matryoshkas!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

susan said...

Tina-your arrangement is beautiful. I love the stand and the interesting colors and textures in the bottom of the vase. It's hard to believe it is time to think about fall decorations! I tried making the same heart decoration for my door a couple of years ago, but mine was not as lovely as yours!

Charlene said...

Love all the goodies you showed. I just commented on your MET MONDAY post. LOVED the table you did. Have a great week.

xinex said...

How funny about the story on your hair. LOL! My daughter's name is also Tina. I collect dolls and I love your big Russian doll (I have small ones) and what a deal on the matryoshka dolls. I have some too that I bought when we visited Russia a few years ago.....Christine

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a great price on that tole tray!!!! Love the Russian Matryoshkas...wayyy cool! Happy 3 or More Tuesday!

SmilingSally said...

Everything is pretty. Thanks for sharing. Happy 2nd Time Around Day.

Tootsie said...

it is all just gorgeous. Those flower arrangements are beautiful!!!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Everything is breathtakingly beautiful!!!! Love them all!
♥ Teresa

Pam said...

Such awesome buys. The way things are today its aways so nice to hit upon good buys and bargins! Love the reds. Great job, thanks for stopping by my blog.
Pam

Barb said...

Tina,
Thanks for coming by.
I love that top arrangement you did.
It is striking.

Thanks for sharing, Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Dawn said...

I just love your Russian dolls. Your blog is looking great. I'm trying to get mine organized better too. In fact, I'm always trying to get organized, it's a never ending mission for me!
Dawn

Neabear said...

You have a gorgeous blog!! Wonderful post today. Thank you so much for visiting me too. I also love your mosaics. Sigh....

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